Even before Conservatives began counting the ballots, the ruling Liberals set out to frame the new Opposition leader as a far-right extremist. Only trouble was, the relentless barrage of email missives from Liberal headquarters in the days and hours leading up to Saturday's vote were aimed largely at Maxime Bernier, the front-runner and presumed winner of the marathon Conservative leadership race. Conservatives may have thought they'd nipped that strategy in the bud when, on the 13th and final ballot, they opted by the thinnest of margins for an ostensibly safer choice: the genial, low key Andrew Scheer, former Speaker of the House of Commons.
British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days. Armed police officers and soldiers were deployed at soccer matches, concerts and other big events. Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, died in Monday's explosion, which killed 22 others and wounded nearly 120 as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert.
President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. As he mulls outside reinforcements to his operation, Trump returned late Saturday from his nine-day journey to a White House seemingly in crisis mode, with a barrage of reports hitting close to the Oval Office and involving Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and influential adviser. A rally planned Thursday in Iowa was postponed due to "an unforeseen change" in Trump's schedule.
Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city on Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened but still forceful group of militants linked to the Islamic State group. The crisis in Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has grown increasingly dire as the militants show unexpected strength, fending off a military that has unleashed attack helicopters, armoured vehicles and scores of soldiers. The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday to declare 60 days of martial law in the southern Philippines, where a Muslim separatist rebellion has raged for decades.
A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy. "I ain't fit to live, not after what I done," a handcuffed Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2rbQIq5 ). The gunfire erupted Saturday night at a home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread to two houses in nearby Brookhaven, about 70 miles (110 kilometres ) south of Jackson.
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied. The lawsuit also alleged the former Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private email server caused the death of their sons, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, because it exposed terrorists to sensitive information. "The untimely death of plaintiffs' sons is tragic, and the Court does not mean to minimize the unspeakable loss that plaintiffs have suffered in any way," U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington wrote in a 29-page opinion released Friday.
Less than two years ago, Nova Scotia voters enthusiastically embraced Justin Trudeau's plan to spur the economy through hefty deficit financing, handing the federal Liberals every riding in the province. The free-spending approach appears to be getting little traction, however, as Nova Scotia's provincial election campaign draws to a close. The Liberals under Premier Stephen McNeil are seeking a second consecutive mandate by pledging four deficit-free budgets, having already tabled two consecutive balanced budgets during a term marked by a tight-fisted approach to public spending.
Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defence of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant. "I am very thankful as a Muslim, I am very thankful as a Portlander ... that we stand together here as one," Muhammad A. Najieb, an imam at the Muslim Community Center, said Saturday. Police said they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, who is accused of killing the two men Friday.
Police and Manitoba conservation officers are playing the waiting game with a large black bear who climbed high up a tree in a residential area. Michael Seaman, who lives just south of the Winnipeg perimeter, got a call from a neighbour Saturday morning who said the bear had settled down in a tree in the backyard of a home not far from Seaman's house.
Soldiers at CFB Gagetown will once again be driving over a bridge named after the first Canadian to die serving during the United Nation's peacekeeping operation in Croatia. "Somebody else was supposed to move the truck but Mike told them to stay where they were.
Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, his manager said. Allman died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at his home near Savannah, Georgia, his manager, Michael Lehman, told The Associated Press. "It's a result of his reoccurrence of liver cancer than had come back five years ago," Lehman said in an interview.
A neighbourhood conflict between an industrial factory and a housing co-operative in Griffintown is raising questions about the Southwest borough's urban planning.
The union representing rail workers in Canada has given a 72-hour strike notice to CN Rail, which means conductors across the country could be off the job starting Tuesday.
If you're looking to get back in touch with a younger, more fun you, you may want to pull out a board game. Comic Readers in Regina has partnered with Sask Games to put on the Prairie Game Expo this weekend. The free expo will run Saturday from from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Core Ritchie Community Centre.
Sat, May 27: An urgent warning from police to anyone thinking of taking a street drug. A 16-year-old girl in New Westminster took a lethal mystery drug and has now died. Another is in hospital. Nadia Stewart reports.
The site had been home to roughly 100 people before a court injunction removed the tents permanently last August. Stuart Hall, head of the nearby Christ Church Cathedral School, brought his students to the opening of the new playground Thursday. Robyn Burns, CBC host of All Points West, went to the new playground to talk to parents and children using it for the first time.
With more than 1,500 registered riders, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad smashed its previous participation record this weekend and raised over $300,000 to fight prostate cancer in the process. On Saturday, hundreds of motorcyclists met in Winnipeg to ride together from the starting point near Polo Park Shopping Centre on Portage Avenue all the way to Selkirk and Gimli, Man., in a police-escorted parade. The event is held in cities across Canada to raise money for prostate cancer research and awareness.
(Reuters) - The mother of ride-hailing firm Uber's chief executive has died in a boating accident near Fresno, California on Friday, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's parents Bonnie Kalanick, 71, and Donald Kalanick were on Pine Flat Lake when their boat struck a rock and sank, it said, adding that an autopsy is planned for Sunday. Donald Kalanick was being treated at an area hospital for what were described as moderate injuries. The sheriff's office, however, posted a statement from Uber that read: "Last night, Travis and his family suffered an unspeakable tragedy." "His mother passed away in a devastating boating accident near Fresno and his father is in serious condition.
The Canadian pair of Mia Vallee and Olivia Chamandy won gold in the three-metre sychro final at the FINA Grand Prix in Madrid on Saturday. Inge Jansen and Daphne Wils of the Netherlands were second at 267.00, while Villo Kormos and Flora Fazekas-Gondos of Hungary were third at 231.12. Canadian coach Aaron Dziver was impressed with the gold-medal performance.
A University of Alberta computing science professor says a clean sweep by a computer at a man-versus-machine competition in the ancient game of go is bittersweet. Ryan Hayward says it means the retirement of AlphaGo, the name of the machine that was developed by a pair of University of Alberta alumni. AlphaGo won all three matches against China's top player, Ke Jie, at a go summit in Wuzhen, China, this week.
"I thought, 'we need to be part of this tourism show here,'" recalls Marilyn Jensen, one of the founders of Yukon's Dakhká Khwáan Dancers. "So, we started a presentation that included how raven brought light into the world, and included some dancing and signing," Jensen said. "We kind of redefined our purpose, and our purpose became — this is about us, our reclamation, singing and dancing and holding up our culture," Jensen said.
Vandals on Saturday damaged the tomb of General Charles de Gaulle, leader of France's resistance to Nazi occupation during World War Two and founder of the Fifth Republic. The municipal authority of Colombey, in the east of France where the tomb is situated, said on its Twitter account that the act of vandalism had taken place on Saturday evening and that an inquiry was underway. France Info radio quoted local mayor Pascal Babouot as saying he did not think there was a political motive behind the act, but it drew swift condemnation from politicians.
Speaking to Daybreak Alberta this week, organizers say politics has more to do with social groupings than the issues themselves. "We tend to become entrenched and passionate regarding our political views," said Julie Sedivy, a linguistics & psychology professor at the University of Calgary and one of the book club creators.
A structure fire in Delta, B.C. along the Fraser River sent plumes of black smoke into the sky Saturday night, which could be seen across Metro Vancouver. Fire crews spent over two hours battling the blaze, which broke out at a recycling facility on Alaska Way around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. "There was multiple propane tanks venting and paint cans exploding ... the fire was very large when we got on scene," said Lieutenant Clayton Nickel, who was on scene at the fire Saturday.
Friends and family of a teenager from Nanaimo, B.C., whose body was recently discovered gathered to commemorate her and express their concern about how little they know about her death. Chang was last seen in Nanaimo on March 17. On May 18, RCMP announced that her body had been found, but offered no other information other than to say that Chang's case was now a homicide and remained a priority.